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    Keen on Keenious? AI Versus Traditional Database Searching.
    (2023) Andrews, Kathryn; Scullin, Nick
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    Textbooks : the future is open, but do we know it?
    (University of Canterbury, 2021) Tyson, Fiona; Roberts, Sara; Davies, Lisa
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    Origin of spectacular fields of submarine sediment waves around volcanic islands
    (Elsevier BV, 2018) Pope EL; Jutzeler M; Cartigny MJB; Shreeve J; Talling PJ; Wright IC; Wysoczanski RJ
    Understanding how large eruptions and landslides are recorded by seafloor morphology and deposits on volcanic island flanks is important for reconstruction of volcanic island history and geohazard assessment. Spectacular fields of bedforms have been recognised recently on submerged flanks of volcanic islands at multiple locations worldwide. These fields of bedforms can extend over 50 km, and individual bedforms can be 3 km in length and 150 m in height. The origin of these bedform fields, however, is poorly understood. Here, we show that bedforms result from eruption-fed supercritical density flows (turbidity currents) in some locations, but most likely rotational landslides at other locations. General criteria are provided for distinguishing between submarine bedforms formed by eruptions and landslides, and emphasise a need for high resolution seismic datasets to prevent ambiguity. Bedforms associated with rotational landslides have a narrower source, with a distinct headscarp, they are more laterally confined, and internal bedform structure does not suggest upslope migration of each bedform. Eruption-fed density currents produce wide fields of bedforms, which extend radially from the caldera. Internal layers imaged by detailed seismic data show that these bedforms migrated up-slope, indicating that the flows that produced them were Froude supercritical. Due to the low density contrast between interstitial fluid and sediment, the extent and dimensions of submarine eruption-fed bedforms is much greater than those produced by pyroclastic density currents on land.
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    Delivering Information Literacy via Facebook: Here Comes the Spinach!
    (University of Alberta Libraries, 2019) Tyson, A. F.; Angelo, A.; McElwaine, B.; Tauro, K.
    Objective – Information literacy (IL) skills are critical to undergraduate student success and yet not all students receive equal amounts of curriculum-integrated IL instruction. This study investigated whether Facebook could be employed by libraries as an additional method of delivering IL content to students. To test whether students would engage with IL content provided via a library Facebook page, this study compared the engagement (measured by Facebook’s reach and engagement metrics) with IL content to the library’s normal marketing content. Methods – We ran a two-part intervention using the University of Canterbury Library’s Facebook page. We created content to help students find, interpret, and reference resources, and measured their reception using Facebook’s metrics. Our first intervention focused on specific courses and mentioned courses by name through hashtagging, while our second intervention targeted peak assessment times during the semester. Statistics on each post’s reach and engagement were collected from Facebook’s analytics. Results – Students chose to engage with posts on the library Facebook page that contain IL content more than the normal library marketing-related content. Including course-specific identifiers (hashtags) and tagging student clubs and societies in the post further increased engagement. Reach was increased when student clubs and societies shared our content with their followers.  Conclusion – This intervention found that students engaged more with IL content than with general library posts on Facebook. Course-targeted interventions were more successful in engaging students than generic IL content, with timeliness, specificity, and community being important factors in building student engagement. This demonstrates that academic libraries can use Facebook for more than just promotional purposes and offers a potential new channel for delivering IL content
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    Monitoring sediment production from forest road approaches to stream crossings in the Virginia Piedmont
    (2015) Brown KR; Aust WM; McGuire KJ
    -Reopening of abandoned legacy roads is common in forest operations and represents a reduced cost in comparison to new road construction. However, legacy roads may have lower road standards and require additional best management practice (BMP) implementation upon reopening to protect water quality. Silt fences and elevation measurements of trapped sediment were used to quantify annual sediment delivery rates for reopened bare and existing gravel forest road approaches to stream crossings in the Virginia Piedmont. Additionally, rainfall simulation experiments were performed on reopened legacy road stream crossing approaches to quantify the cost-effectiveness of a range of gravel surface coverage for control of total suspended solids (TSS) concentration from road surface runoff during storm events. In the sediment trap study, mean annual sediment delivery for the reopened bare approaches (98 Mg ha-1 year-1) was 7.5 times greater than that of the gravel approaches (13 Mg ha-1 year-1). Problem road approaches were associated with inadequate water control (greater than 75 m between water control structures) and 90 to 100 percent bare soil conditions throughout the year. Median TSS concentration of road surface runoff (g L-1) for the Bare treatment rainfall simulations (2.34 g L-1; 90 to 100 percent bare soil conditions) was 1.8 times greater than Gravel 1 (1.32 g L-1; 25 to 50 percent gravel surface coverage) and 3.3 times greater than Gravel 2 (0.72 g L-1; 50 to100 percent gravel surface coverage). Gravel surfacing of the road approaches cost $10.27/m of road length for a gravel depth of 7.6 cm and local cost of $27.78/Mg ($25 per ton).
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    Starting school in New Zealand
    (2017) Boereboom JB
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    Rip current observations on a low-sloping dissipative beach
    (2015) Gallop S; Bryan K; Pitman SJ; Ranasinghe R; Sandwell D
    Rip currents are the main cause of beach rescues and fatalities. Key drivers of rip current hazard are: (1) fast current speeds; and (2) the exit rate of floating material from inside to outside of the surf zone. Exit rates may vary temporally, such as due to Very Low Frequency (VLF) motions, which have a period on the order of 10 minutes. However, there is little field data to determine the driver(s) of exit rate. Therefore, the aim of this research was to determine rip current circulation patterns, and specifically, determine their relationship to surf zone exits, on a high-energy dissipative beach. Three days of field measurements were undertaken at Ngarunui Beach, New Zealand. Three daily surf zone flow patterns were found: (1) alongshore; (2) surf zone eddy with high exit rate; and (3) surf zone eddy with no exits. There were strong infragravity peaks in energy within the surf zone, at 30-45s, although none at VLF (~10 minute) frequencies. Further research is underway to determine what drove the high surf zone exit rate observed at Ngarunui Beach.
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    Proceedings of the New Zealand Institutional Repository Community Day 2015
    (University of Canterbury, 2015) Brown, Allison; Curnow, Amanda; He, Amanda; Joseph, Amy; Schweer, Andrea; White, Andrew; Angelo, Anton; Arona, Aurelia; Fitchett, Deborah; Richardson, Emma; Wilson, Fiona; Walker, Glen; Thomas, Helen; Taiuru, Karaitiana; Miller, Kate; Gilmour, Kerry; Shepherd, Kim; Pengelly, Leah; Yoshioka, Mariko; Sullivan, Max; Parry, Michael; Paul, Nekerangi; Kennedy, Peter; Dawson, Roger; bin Mahli, Rudy; Tritt, Sarah; Cooke, Simon; Donaldson, Steve; Allan, Sue; Avery, Tom; Anderson, Valerie
    The following notes were made by attendees (listed at the end of the document) and published under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence.
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    Citing the Institutional Repository
    (2016) Angelo, Anton F; Walsh, Lucy-Jane; Thomson, Christoper
    We found over 1000 unique items in New Zealand Institutional Repositories gIRs) cited almost 2000 times in articles indexed by SCOPUS. Theses and grey materials are becoming mainstream scholarly communication.
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    An evolving business model for scholarly publishing: exploring the payment of article processing charges (APCs) to achieve open access
    (University of Canterbury. Library, 2014) Angelo, Anton; Lund, P.
    In terms of scholarly publishing the academic library’s role in Kaitiakitanga is changing. Open access is growing in importance as library budgets contract. There are two main routes to open access: the green route through submission of manuscripts to institutional and subject repositories and the gold route which may require authors to pay article processing charges (APCs). Research Councils in the UK now provide UK universities with a block grant to help UK researchers publish using gold open access. So how are researchers in New Zealand responding to the availability of the gold open access road without similar support? Is this business model working in New Zealand, why are researchers choosing this route and what are the trends? This paper will report the results of a current survey of University of Canterbury researchers publishing their outputs using gold open access. It also aims to uncover the motives for going gold and indicate the demand and costs to an institution of this publishing route, so providing a case study of gold open access publishing in New Zealand.
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    Physicochemical treatment (coagulation-flocculation-Fenton) of mature leachates from Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas landfill
    (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2011) Nájera Aguilar, H.A.; Vázquez Sánchez, R.A.; Gutiérrez Hernanadez, R.F.; Bello Mendoza, R.; Rojas Valencia, M.N.
    Mature leachates are a significant cause of soil and water contamination because they contain high organic loads of recalcitrant materials. The application of a physicochemical process is normally insufficient to remove the organic load from these liquids. The objective of the study was to evaluate removal efficiencies in terms of Chemical Oxygen Demand in mature leachates from the Tuxtla Gutierrez landfill applying a physicochemical Coagulation-Flocculation-Fenton system. In the first stage, ferric chloride (FeCl₃) and ferrous sulfate (FeSO₄) coagulants were used at different doses (2.2, 2.6 and 2.8 g L⁻¹) and pH values (4, 5 and 6) in a 2 x 3 x 3 experimental arrangement. This effluent was treated in a second stage (Fenton), testing several mass ratios, ranging from 1 to 3, of the oxidant to the catalyst (H₂O₂/Fe²⁺), maintaining the constant catalyst dose (0.434 g L⁻¹ Fe²⁺). The tests were performed under a 3² factorial design at various pH values (2.5, 3.0 and 3.5) and H₂O₂ doses (300, 550 and 800 mg L⁻¹). The oxidation and flocculation stages were performed at 135 rpm for 80 min and at 20 rpm for 20 min, respectively. The highest COD removal (66%) in the coagulation-flocculation process was obtained with 2.2 g L⁻¹ of FeCl₃ at pH = 6. With the best treatment Fenton reached 70% COD removal at pH 2.5 and 800 mg L⁻¹ of H₂O₂. The tests under this physicochemical system are the first application to recalcitrant leachates in Mexico, reaching a 90% overall efficiency and improving the biodegradability index by 64% from 0.14 to 0.23.
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    Data management plans: what are they and how libraries can help.
    (University of Canterbury. Library, 2013) Angelo, Anton; Lund, Peter.
    Formal data management plans (DMPs) are becoming required for projects funded through UK and EU sources. Data sets are increasingly being expected to accompany papers in order to encourage re-analysis and scholarly transparency, and DMPs outline expectations of how datasets will be presented as final research outputs. Considerations for a DMP include : format, privacy, licensing and re-use restrictions, archiving, persistent identification and compliance to funder’s and institutional policies. Support for researchers creating DMPs can come from collaboration between University librarians, research support offices and ICT departments to create services that fit research needs. Some Universities (Duke University, M.I.T., Edinburgh, Oxford) now have data librarians to support this work. At University of Canterbury we are investigating how UC Library can support researchers in development of DMPs. Up-skilling and advocacy will be required in order for Libraries to provide Library Guides, training and advice. Promotion in the research community will be crucial.
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    E-readers: devices for passionate leisure readers or an empowering scholarly resource?
    (University of Canterbury. Library, 2011) Lund, Peter.
    E-books are increasingly common in academic libraries and e-book reading devices such as the Kindle and iPad are achieving huge sales for leisure readers. The authors undertook a small study at Loughborough University Library to explore areas in which a variety of e-book readers might be applied. Areas included: e-books on reading lists, PDFs of journal articles, inter-library loans supplied from the British Library and teaching support for Shakespeare studies. Whilst the e-readers did not offer sufficient advantages to merit integrating them into a service, the study proved useful in developing library expertise in the use of and support for e-readers.
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    Library services without a library: post-earthquake use of virtual reference at University of Canterbury
    (University of Canterbury. Library, 2011) Roberts, S.F.; Fitchett, D.J.; Paterson, M.E.
    Following the September 2010 earthquake and the closure of a number of campus libraries, library staff at the University of Canterbury was forced to rethink how they connected with their users. The established virtual reference service now meant library staff could be contacted regardless of their physical location. After the February earthquake, with University library closures ranging from 3 weeks to indefinite, this service came into its own as a vital communication tool. It facilitated contact between the library and both students and academics, as well as proving invaluable as a means for library staff to locate and communicate with each other. Transcripts from our post-earthquake interactions with users were analyzed using NVivo and will be presented in poster format showing the increase in usage of the service following the earthquakes, who used the service most, and the numbers and types of questions received. Our virtual reference tool was well used in the difficult post-earthquake periods and we can see this usage continuing as university life returns to normal.
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    Moving From Teaching to Learning: The Use of the Online Quiz in an Academic Legal Research Skills Programme
    (University of Canterbury. School of Law, 2010) Roberts, S.F.
    This presentation provides an overview of the development and use of an online quiz as part of the University of Canterbury’s Legal Research Skills teaching programme. Each year around 500 students enrol in the 100 level Legal Systems paper at the University of Canterbury’s School of Law and the Library teaches them some very basic legal research skills as part of the tutorial programme. After attending a librarian-taught legal research skills class, the students are tested on their knowledge by completing quiz that is handed in and marked by the Information Librarians. This year for the first time, we have replaced this paper-based quiz with one that is completed online through our electronic teaching platform, Moodle. We were hoping that the online quiz would have better learning outcomes for the students and that it would lessen our workload by removing the hours spent marking. These rather conservative aims were fulfilled and in addition some unexpected benefits resulted. The presentation will cover: the background and history of UC’s legal research skills programme; why we moved to an online quiz what learning outcomes we are seeking; the limitations of the software and implications for quiz design; a demonstration of the quiz; how it was received and used by the students; and, future plans for this kind of learning.
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    Library on Location: Taking library services outside the library walls
    (University of Canterbury. Engineering Library, 2008) Upjohn, M.J.; Fitchett, D.J.
    The community served by a library is often unaware of the range of resources and services its library provides. To address these issues, University of Canterbury librarians investigated a "Library on Location" service. After reviewing similar services elsewhere, the librarians conducted two term-long trials taking a wireless-enabled laptop and a selection of borrowable items out of the library to high-traffic student areas. Different configurations of equipment, location and time of day were tested to evaluate usage of the service in this environment. Library on Location proved to be an easy and effective way to provide outreach services and publicity about the Library beyond the library walls.